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Thanksgiving Prep to Tackle Before Thursday

Thanksgiving Prep to Tackle Before Thursday

You have your grocery list. Hopefully, you've secured the turkey. What can you do in the meantime to prepare for Thankgiving? As it turns out, there are plenty of tasks to complete ahead of time. 

We love these Make-Ahead Tips from Kitchn which detail food items that can be prepped ahead of time. 

Monday is a popular day to begin thawing depending on the total weight of the turkey. Various sources state it takes about 24 hours to thaw a turkey in the fridge for every 4 to 5 pounds. Butterball has a great guide on how to thaw your turkey here.

On Tuesday, cranberry sauce and green beans can also be prepped, refer to the Kitchn article above for tips. Wednesday is an excellent day to bake your desserts, chop any vegetables and prepare centerpieces.

We'll be sharing quick dinners on facebook through Wednesday night to help you keep the stress to a minimum!

 

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Are You Holiday Ready?

Are You Holiday Ready?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means your kitchen will likely be in full swing between roasting the turkey, preparing the side dishes and baking delicious pies! At Range Kleen we wanted to share some of our best tips to prepare for the holiday, so you can enjoy time with your loved ones.

If you haven't cleaned your oven already, now is the time to do it! With less than two weeks from Thanksgiving, you'll want to clean your oven the old fashioned way, as opposed to using a self-cleaning feature (we know how tempting that can be). Cambria Bold of The Kitchn explains why "The super-high temperatures required to burn everything into oblivion can sometimes have the unintended consequence of burning out the heating elements and control panel, too, particularly if you have an older oven." You can find The Kitchn's instructions on How to Clean an Oven here.  

Look over your cookware and bakeware. Do you have the proper cookware you need? Do you have your roasting pan for the turkey? Pie pans for baking those delicious pies? Is your broiler pan showing signs of wear and tear? 

Test the temperature of your oven. If you don't own an oven thermometer, pick one up on your next trip to the store. Test your meat thermometer in the next piece of meat you cook between now and Thanksgiving to ensure it's working correctly. 

Last but not least, keep your Thanksgiving on point by sharpening your knives. 

Stay tuned for more helpful holiday tips! 

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You're Ready for Guests... BUT IS YOUR STOVE READY?

You're Ready for Guests... BUT IS YOUR STOVE READY?

Grease. Grime. Gunk. Burnt bits. Caked on filth. Blackened crud. There are many different ways to describe the filth that cooking can leave behind in your drip bowls and only two ways to remedy the situation.

If your dirt is light, you can clean your drip bowls and pans by wiping with a damp cloth. Chances are the dirt and grime more than you can wipe away, which is a sign it's time to change your drip bowls (or pans) out. Did you know that you can save up to $30 annually on your electric bill by changing out drip bowls and pans annually?

There's still time to save a little face and present a clean cooktop to your holiday guests if you order in the next few days

 

 Free ground shipping offered for any order over $39.00! 
Use promo code FF2017 to save 20% on your order!

 

 

 

MAKE YOUR KITCHEN FRESH!

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Getting Down and Dirty on Kitchen Kleening

Have you rolled up your sleeves? Because we're about to get down and dirty with cleaning. Fall is the perfect time of year to deep clean your kitchen before your holiday guests arrive!

Save yourself last-minute stress by deep cleaning now, so you can enjoy your time with loved ones in just a few weeks! Overwhelmed by what to do and where to start? Have no fear, Range Kleen is here. 

  • Remove any clutter that doesn't belong in the kitchen. Recycle dated papers. Clean off the countertops. 
  • Empty contents of the fridge. Toss any expired foods, leftovers on their last leg and wipe all surfaces down with a non-toxic cleaner. 
  • Load and run the dishwasher.
  • Clean upper cabinets with a damp cloth and range hood (if applicable) with a damp cloth (always adhere to manufacturers instructions). 
  • Wipe down any counter appliances (microwave, coffee maker, etc) from top to bottom. Clean out the microwave.
  • Wipe down cooktop, and
  • If your oven has a self-cleaning cycle, this would be a great time to start it. If you're cleaning your oven the old fashioned way, stay tuned for an upcoming blog post. Be sure to clean the gap between range and countertop, with the Reach and Sweep Brush. This brush is also great for cleaning under the stove, refrigerator coils, and tight crevices.
  • You may want to add a Kleen Seam to bridge the gap between range and countertop for a seamless look in your kitchen.
  • Then wipe down lower cabinets and baseboards (adhering to manufacturers instructions). 
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    It's Almost The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    With Halloween just days away, the holidays will be here before you know it. Pretty soon you'll be sitting around the table with your loved ones enjoying juicy, roast turkey and grandma's delicious homemade pumpkin pie that no one else can quite replicate. It's probably the magical touch of love she folds into the pie that makes it taste so good. Before we can enjoy the magic and warmth of loved ones gathering and good things to eat, there's prep work, right? 

    Now is the perfect time to start prepping your kitchen for all of the cooking and baking on the horizon. A quick and easy way to update your kitchen is to change our your drip bowls (or pans). It's such an easy chore to take care of and can upgrade your range from unsightly to holiday ready in just a few minutes.

    To start you'll want to select the correct drip bowls (or pans) for your range. If you visit our website here, you'll be able to select your range on the left-hand side to narrow down the selection, then find your match.



    Once you've found your match and have ordered the replacements, check to see that the range is turned off and elements have cooled completely.



    We'll use a Hot Point Range with plug-in style elements for this quick tutorial. Remove each element by lifting up slightly toward you, then pull away from the plug-in. You'll be able to quickly pull the elements out. Then remove the drip bowls by lifting them up and out. Wipe away any grease that may have collected below.             

                                    

     

    Align drip bowl element hole with element plug in and drop into place. Replace element by plugging back in, and continue until all drip bowls have been replaced. Stay tuned for more tips to whip your kitchen into shape as the holidays approach!

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    Bring on the Broil!

    For many areas impacted by inclement weather, Fall is the perfect time of year to fire up the outdoor grill and enjoy your favorite grilled foods. Crisp steaks, charred vegetables, and smoky flavored chicken or tofu are always great. But sometimes you don't want to fire up the grill and wait for the coals to turn ashy. 

    On days when you want a quick, delicious crisp food we recommend broiling. If you're in the mood for a crisp salmon, we recommend this recipe by Deborah Swanson. If you're in the market for a new broiler pan, we have just the pan for you. Check out our collection of broiler pans here


    Melt-in-Your-Mouth Broiled Salmon
    By Deborah Swanson
    Prep 30 m       Cook 15 m   Ready In 45 m
    "Fresh salmon with butter and herbs melts in your mouth; it's truly the best. Serve it with wild rice pilaf and fresh string beans."
    Ingredients
    1 clove garlic, chopped
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    4 (6 ounces) salmon fillets
    1/2 cup butter
    2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    1/4 cup white wine
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon garlic salt
    1 1/2 teaspoons fines herbs
    1/4 cup chopped fresh dill

    Directions
    Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source. Line a jelly roll pan with aluminum foil, and spray with nonstick spray.
    Place garlic and olive oil in a small microwave-safe bowl and cook on High for 1 1/2 minutes. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, and stir in the garlic mixture. Remove from heat; stir in the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, white wine, black pepper, garlic salt, and fines herbs.
    Place the salmon fillets skin-side down on the prepared pan. Spoon about 1/3 of the butter sauce over the fillets, and sprinkle evenly with the fresh dill.
    Broil in the preheated oven for 3 minutes. Turn salmon fillets so that the side of the fillet faces up, and baste fillets with about 1/3 of the butter sauce; broil for 3 minutes. Turn the fillets to place the opposite side facing up; spoon on the remaining butter sauce; broil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, about 3 additional minutes.
    ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2017 Allrecipes.com
    Printed From Allrecipes.com 10/18/2017

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    Creepin' It Real!

    Creepin' It Real!

    Halloween is just around the corner and at Range Kleen, were creepin' it real with some tasty, spooky delights. From monstrous stuffed peppers to yummy mummy cupcakes, we'll share some tricks of your favorite treats for a haunting good time!

    Spook your family with this quick treat. Prepare a breakfast fit for goblins by whipping up a quick batch of pancakes, then use chocolate syrup to draw spook designs! Your loved ones are sure to get a chuckle out of this wicked start to the day.

    For a quick kid-friendly lunch toast two pieces of bread, then top toast with some pizza sauce, spread separated string cheese (or mozzarella) to and lay across pizza sauce resembling mummy bandages. Finally, top with olives and then place on a baking sheet (we love using our Broil and Bake Pan ) then broil until cheese is melted.

     

    If you're looking for a devilish delight, add some triangle red pepper and sliced olives to traditional deviled eggs. 

     

    Cut Jack-O-Lantern faces out of bell peppers before stuffing them for a ghoulish dinner. 

     

     

    Severed fingers are minutes away from your snack display with this Cooking with Libby's recipe. Try out 

     

    Bring a little mummy madness to the table by piping white icing onto chocolate cupcakes. Add candied eyes (or coated chocolate candies) and voila! A spooky sweet treat. 

    For a savory mummy treat, place frozen meatballs on crescent rolls, slice the sides of the crescent roll like fringe to resemble bandages, fold across the meatballs and bake. Bake at 375* for about 15 minutes. 

    If you're looking for healthier snacks, consider bringing bananas and clementines to the table. Dress bananas up with chocolate chips eyes and a mouth. Add a small stem of celery to each clementine for a pumpkin look. 

    Try spreading peanut butter on apple wedges and sandwich mini marshmallows between two wedges for "teeth". Then add two toothpicks with marshmallow eyes (use a food coloring marker or a dab of chocolate frosting). These will surely be a hit.

    We hope you find these tips help make your Halloween a celebration to remember. 

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    Are you ready? Celebrate National Preparedness Month with a Plan

    Are you ready? Celebrate National Preparedness Month with a Plan

    Disasters are unpredictable and can strike at any time, as our friends in Texas recently experienced when Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding of epic proportions. The catastrophic flooding forced many to flee with nothing but the clothing on their backs. First responders and volunteer rescuers were working 'round the clock to bring people to safety. This wasn't the first natural disaster we've experienced and it certainly won't be the last. If you're asking yourself what you can do to be prepared for a potential disaster, we've compiled some tips.

    • Make an emergency plan with your family. Decide on a meeting place and be sure everyone knows where to meet. 
    • Include your animals in your emergency plan.
    • Have an evacuation plan and practice evacuating with your animals and children to ease the transition for them. 
    • Keep copies of emergency papers in a waterproof envelope that's protected but handy to grab. These papers may include identity information, marriage license, government issued photo IDs, insurance policies, and so forth. You may also include medications or copies of medical records and so forth. 
    • Sign up for texting updates regarding weather as this may be more readily accessible than television news sources. Weather.gov provides a list of free services (text message fees with your phone carrier still apply). 
    • Check with your local city or county to determine if text updates are available, many cities offer this to assist with potential disasters. 
    • Create a Disaster Supply Kit. Check out WeatherUnderground.com for recommendations on a  Disaster Supply Kit recommendations. 
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    Total Eclipse of the Sun: Best Practices for Enjoying the Show

    Total Eclipse of the Sun: Best Practices for Enjoying the Show

    If you haven’t heard, we’re in for a real treat on August 21st, 2017! There will be a total solar eclipse and at Range Kleen we’re pumped! While solar eclipses happen anywhere about two times per year, they frequently occur over ocean locations where few, if any, bear witness. This total solar eclipse will be the first to cross coast-to-coast in 99 years, and the first to pass through any the lower 48 states since February 26, 1979. It will likely be the most viewed solar eclipse in modern history.

    How can you stay safe and enjoy the eclipse? Here are our tips:

    • Don’t watch the eclipse with naked eyes - the magnification from the sun can permanently damage your retina, possibly causing blindness. Never look directly at the sun!
    • Don’t wear sunglasses to view the eclipse. Sunglasses offer protection which is suitable for normal sun exposure, but they are powerless to the magnification of the sun during the eclipse.
    • Don’t use your camera to capture or view the eclipse. Most lenses are not equipped to handle the magnification. If you do wish to photograph the eclipse, contact the manufacturer of your camera for lens recommendations. Nikon has some great tips on proper lenses.
    • Do purchase regulated solar eclipse glasses made of Mylar film to watch. Many establishments such as local major retailers, outdoor retailers, grocery stores, libraries, and city halls are selling glasses. We recommend calling to inquire about availability before going to the store.
    • Do plan ahead. Millions are expected to flock to locations where totality is in view. If you plan on traveling, leave the house allowing plenty of time to arrive at your destination, and to find appropriate parking. Check out NASA’s Interactive Total Solar Eclipse Map to see where you might be able to view.
    • Do enjoy this rare astrological occurrence. Can’t find glasses? Looking for a fun project? Make a NASA Pinhole Camera to safely view the eclipse.
    • Stuck inside? You can still view from indoors. Click to view a live streaming from NASA.
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    Come on in, We're Open

    Come on in, We're Open

    2017 is off to a great start for Range Kleen.  Today is an even better day as we are launching our NEW, REFRESHED WEBSITE.  

    We are always striving to make your experience better when you shop with us.  That is why we decided it was time to update our online store, make it easier to navigate and hopefully give you, even more, information to assist you in your purchase decision.  

    Not only do we have a new website, but we are also deep in preparations for the International Home + Housewares Show where we will be introducing new products for 2017. You can see a sneak preview on our website of our new Hammered Gray Enameled Oval Hanging and Expandable Pot Racks in our Storage and On the Go section.  We also are introducing a new Copper Embossed Ivy Burner Kover.  You can find this under our "For the Range" section.  We have many styles that will compliment just about any kitchen!  New Pot Racks and Copper Embossed Ivy Kovers will be in stock in late Spring of 2017.

    We welcome your feedback.  Please come back and rate us and tell us how we are doing.  Leave a review so that we can continue to improve our products to make your life more enjoyable.

    Range Kleen's products are designed to be the Heart of Your Home offering ways to save money and time, Make Your Kitchen Fresh, Organize your life, as well as offering unique baking and cooking tools to add to your collection.  

    Enjoy your way around our new store.  We will be updating it continually with more photos, information, How-To Videos and more so keep coming back to check us out.

    Range Kleen has also partnered with Moneta, Made in Italy Since 1875 (Italian Cookware) which you can find at moneta-cookware.com and Berndes, Made in Germany Since 1921 (German Cookware) at berndes-cookware.com.  Supreme design, superb quality gourmet cookware that is available in the USA.  Visit these sister sites for a beautiful assortment of cookware.  You will find something to meet everyone's cooking personality and style.

    Welcome Home!

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